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Electric Daisy Carnival

Fans enjoy the hard-pounding music in Circuit Grounds during the first night of the 2015 Electric Daisy Carnival on Friday, June 19, 2015,  at Las Vegas Speedway.
22 arrested at EDC on Friday; 10 taken to hospital
June 20, 2015
Attendees took to Twitter after the 2015 Electric Daisy Carnival to complain about huge traffic delays exiting the festival, with some saying it took more than three hours just to get out of the parking lot ...
Fans get a better view as the beat picks up while watching Arty at Circuit Grounds during the first night of the 2015 Electric Daisy Carnival on Friday, June 19, 2015, at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Photos: EDC Night 1
June 20, 2015
According to event producer Insomniac, more than 134,000 electronic dance music fans flooded the Speedway for 2015's inaugural night.
The crowd gets excited to Benny Benassi at Kinetic Field on the first night of the 2015 Electric Daisy Carnival on Friday, June 19, 2015, at Las Vegas Speedway.
EDC 2015 live: Night one begins
June 19, 2015
Festival organizer Insomniac expects about 140,000 people to crowd the Las Vegas Motor Speedway each day ...
Night 1 of the 2014 Electric Daisy Carnival on Friday, June 20, 2014, at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Celebrity preview: Electric Daisy Carnival, Reba + Brooks & Dunn, Chris Brown, Sean Paul, Warriors
June 19, 2015
The three-night 2015 Electric Daisy Carnival dominates this weekend’s entertainment offerings. More than 400,000 total ravers are expected at Las Vegas Motor Speedway fighting hotter-than-Hades 112-degree weather but enjoying an incredible lineup of superstar DJs.
Attendees dance during the first night of the Electric Daisy Carnival early Saturday, June 21, 2014 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Electric Daisy Carnival returns to Las Vegas for fifth year
June 19, 2015
Throngs of dance music fans are expected to fill Las Vegas this weekend as the three-day Electric Daisy Carnival returns Friday night. Festival organizer Insomniac expects ...
Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins with his Ted Lindsay, Art Ross and Hart Memorial trophies at the 2014 NHL Awards in Encore Theater on Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at Wynn Las Vegas.
Strip Scribbles: NHL Awards, International Model Search, Electric Daisy Carnival
June 18, 2015
For lovers of beautiful girls, 52 models from 20 countries arrive Sunday to compete in the International Model Search at MGM Grand. A behind-the-scenes drama has erupted because Elise Duncan, after winning last weekend’s Tropic Beauty, has been banned from competing.
Night 1 of the 2014 Electric Daisy Carnival on Friday, June 20, 2014, at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Weekend Best Bets: EDC, Amazing Las Vegas Comic Con and Django Vegas!
June 18, 2015
It's that time of year again — the Electric Daisy Carnival returns for a fifth year at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. But if the neon revelry isn't your cup of tea, there are still plenty of other events in town to make your weekend memorable — no raving required.
How a handful of EDC DJs chose their colorful names
June 18, 2015
“I love the name Snails … It’s badass, it’s super fun, it doesn’t take itself too seriously."
#protips: Advice on smart partying at EDC
#protips: Advice on smart partying at EDC
June 18, 2015
Make the most out of your Electric Daisy Carnival experience!
Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike are DJ superstars with sights set on Vegas
Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike are DJ superstars with sights set on Vegas
June 18, 2015
The brother-duo is a big deal globally, but is just now hitting its stride in Vegas
Sound judgment: Get to know these EDC DJs before the Speedway's massive dance party
Sound judgment: Get to know these EDC DJs before the Speedway's massive dance party
June 18, 2015
Under-the-radar EDC DJs: Sure, you know Kaskade and Calvin Harris, but have you checked out Freedom Fighters or Alison Wonderland?
EDC 2014
What happens if you're caught with drugs at EDC?
June 17, 2015
If you dance with Molly ...
Armin Van Buuren during Night 1 of the 2014 Electric Daisy Carnival on Friday, June 20, 2014, at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Strip Scribbles: Electric Daisy Carnival to begin amid dangerously high heat
June 17, 2015
Electronic dance music fans will have to cope with crippling and dangerously high temperatures — 112 degrees! — this weekend as the 2015 Electric Daisy Carnival kicks into high gear. The owl will rule over Las Vegas Motor Speedway from Friday through Sunday.
Drai’s announces $5,000 costume contest for ladies ahead of 2015 EDC
Drai’s announces $5,000 costume contest for ladies ahead of 2015 EDC
June 17, 2015
Ladies: Looking for some extra cash ahead of the 2015 Electric Daisy Carnival this Friday through Sunday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway? Perhaps to pay for the $800 Maverick Helicopter ride to and from EDC?
Vegas’ own rising-star DJ 3LAU talks EDC and new musical endeavors
Vegas’ own rising-star DJ 3LAU talks EDC and new musical endeavors
June 16, 2015
Find out why this year's Electric Daisy Carnival is going to "mark a whole new chapter" in the local DJ's career.
Electric Daisy Carnival has turned into one of the biggest weekends of the year in Las Vegas.
Industry pros share thoughts on the changing impact of EDC Vegas
June 16, 2015
"It’s something you can’t experience somewhere else."
A food vendor selling hot dogs in the parking lot watches festival-goers leave at the end of day two of the Electric Daisy Carnival festival at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Sunday morning, June 23, 2013.
Get ready for Electric Daisy traffic jams
June 15, 2015
Motorists may want to avoid Interstate 15 near the Las Vegas Motor Speedway this weekend as the Electric Daisy Carnival arrives in town, bringing with it heavy traffic. The Nevada Department of Transportation is expecting ...
Bob Anderson performs as Frank Sinatra in “Frank: The Man, The Music” during a dress rehearsal Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, at Palazzo.
Yuman linking Las Vegas to Broadway with Estefan musical; ‘Frank’ to run through Frank’s 100th birthday
June 12, 2015
Las Vegas meets Broadway by way of Chicago in the current run of “On Your Feet! The Story of Emilio & Gloria Estefan.” Co-producing the show is Las Vegas entertainment manager Bernie Yuman, who was of course …
Fans pack the Circuit Grounds stage as Calvin Harris performs during the final night of the 2014 Electric Daisy Carnival on Sunday, June 22, 2014, at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Entertainment tax reform is good for casinos, bad for Electric Daisy Carnival
June 12, 2015
Upcoming changes to a Nevada tax on entertainment have casino representatives breathing a sigh of relief, but the organizers of two annual festivals that contribute millions of dollars to the state economy aren’t happy. Gov. Brian Sandoval signed a bill on Thursday that aims to ...
“The Book of Mormon.”
Strip Scribbles: ‘Book of Mormon,’ Electric Daisy Carnival, Buca Cafe Italiano
June 8, 2015
The award-winning musical “The Book of Mormon” broke records at our Smith Center for the Performing Arts during its four-week run last year. Now it’s returning for a limited engagement Sept. 22 through Oct. 18, and tickets are on sale as of today.
Holly Madison and Pasquale Rotella pose for photos in front of the Ferris wheel where he asked for her hand in marriage during the 17th annual Electric Daisy Carnival at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sunday, June 23, 2013.
Insomniac guru Pasquale Rotella: Las Vegas is No. 1; new surprises, attractions
June 4, 2015
Insomniac founder Pasquale Rotella has unveiled a sneak peek into all the brand-new, over-the top additions and attractions at the Electric Daisy Carnival here in a few weeks — but he plans to keep other surprises secret until the gates open.
Fans pack the Circuit Grounds stage as Calvin Harris performs during the final night of the 2014 Electric Daisy Carnival on Sunday, June 22, 2014, at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Monday by the Numbers: EDC and its confetti-helicopter dance fest
May 25, 2015
On this Memorial Day, Monday By the Numbers is focusing on the upcoming Electric Daisy Carnival, which is set for June 19-21 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Holly Madison and Pasquale Rotella pose for photos in front of the Ferris wheel where he asked for her hand in marriage during the 17th annual Electric Daisy Carnival at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sunday, June 23, 2013.
Insomniac partners with eBay to launch EDC Week Charitable Auction
May 10, 2015
A unique Electric Daisy Carnival auction has been created for this year’s three-day festivities, and if you have one winning bid, you can helicopter out to Las Vegas Motor Speedway with EDC’s Insomniac head honcho Pasquale Rotella and his wife, Holly Madison.
Attendees dance to the sounds of Justin Martin during the first night of the Electric Daisy Carnival early Saturday, June 21, 2014, at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
EDC could balk if lawmakers up the entertainment tax
Feb. 25, 2015
This is one party Nevada doesn’t want to see end.
The Gazillionaire and Penny Pibbets of “Absinthe” celebrates its third anniversary Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at Caesars Palace.
Strip Scribbles: ‘Absinthe’ Down Under, ‘Duck Dynasty’ musical, EDC sales
Dec. 15, 2014
I’m reliably hearing that after Australia, The Gazillionaire will travel to Europe to open two, maybe three other versions of “Absinthe” in major cities. Penny Pibbets will reportedly be with him for three months.
Attendees dance to the music of Kaskade during night 2 of EDC, Saturday June 21, 2014 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Reminder: EDC 2015 tickets on sale today
Dec. 1, 2014
Last year's edition of the party at the Speedway sold out well ahead of its lineup announcement. Get on it!
Attendees dance to the music of Kaskade during Night 2 of the 2014 Electric Daisy Carnival on Saturday, June 21, 2014, at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Electric Daisy Carnival returns to Las Vegas from June 19 to 21, 2015
Nov. 19, 2014
Tickets ranging from $329 for a three-day pass to $699 for a VIP pass go on sale Monday, Dec. 1. Once again, there will be no single-day tickets for the fifth-annual festival at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Attendees dance during the first night of the Electric Daisy Carnival Saturday, June 21, 2014 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Nightlife News & Notes: EDC 2015 reveals dates and ticket prices and more
Nov. 18, 2014
Also: More NYE talent announcements!
Fans pack the Circuit Grounds stage as Calvin Harris performs during the final night of the 2014 Electric Daisy Carnival on Sunday, June 22, 2014, at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Report: EDC 2014 brought in $338 million for the Las Vegas Valley
Nov. 14, 2014
The Electric Daisy Carnival juggernaut continues to pay dividends for the Las Vegas area.
Felice Garcia performs during Mark Shunock’s “Mondays Dark,” benefiting Nevada SPCA, at Vinyl on Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, in the Hard Rock Hotel.
Strip Scribbles: Ri Ra record; Felice Garcia album; Bobby Flay; Chef Artist Dinner Series; EDC
Oct. 20, 2014
Pending final review by Guinness World Record accountants, Ri Ra Irish Pub hosted nonstop live music with no more than 25-second breaks between songs and five-minute breaks between sets for nearly 16 days ending at 1:10 a.m. Friday.